Australia is one of a handful of countries that produce gold coins that are widely accepted by traders worldwide. The gold Kangaroo is the most famous, and is also legal tender in Australia – with a face value of $100 for the 1 oz coin.
The Kangaroo is 100% pure gold and is GST-free.
The Lunar series of coins is also legal tender and features characters from the Chinese lunar cycle. The issue for 2014 is the year of the Horse.